What the holidays mean to elders
Holidays are critical in a seniorís life. Holidays conjure up all kinds of memories and can send someone into a downward spiral or, worse, into a deep depression if not handled with sensitivity.
Memories can be an especially sensitive issue. They have the ability to be wonderfully moving if the senior is encouraged to share memories and experiences. However, if the senior is made to feel like his/her memories donít matter, a feeling of isolation can take over. Try not to let this happen. The more you can involve your loved one in holiday celebrations, the better.
When someone reaches true maturity, itís not the thingsóitís the thought. Itís the moments with the family. Itís the treasure of being with loved ones. The caregiving journey allows you to create moments and memories that will be cherished. Creating moments is what our life is all about. Make them special.
Senior Gifts: Itís the Giving, Not the Gift That Matters Most originally appeared on AgingCare.com